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Aug 10, 2013 09:38 AM

Infusing wine with berries?

At the risk of being labeled a ruiner of wine, I would like to infuse a bottle of red wine with some blueberries and perhaps even some raspberries and blackberries. The wine in question would probably be a Charles Shaw cabernet sauvignon because I have several bottles on hand. Would this be a good flavor choice, or would a different wine such as a Shiraz, be better? This infusion is intended for fun, not with any seriousness in mind, as a gift for a relative who loves berry desserts and red wine. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance. :-)

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  1. make him/her a berry cordial instead -- there are tons of recipes out there for various liqueurs.

    1. I have had strawberry-infused vermouths before and I have heard of other aperitif wines like Lillet Blanc being used.They're on the sweeter, longer lasting side than most wines (if kept refrigerated). My notes say it's one strawberry per 4 oz: